Samuel Saxon


Personal and Family Information

Samuel was born about 1699, the son of unknown parents. The place is not known.

He died in 1766 in Halifax Co., NC.

His wife is not known, but they were married in New Kent Co, Va. The date has not been found. Their eight known children were Benjamin (?-c1785), Charles (?-1816), William (c1750-?), Joshua (c1750-?), Mary Anne (c1750-?), Samuel (c1750-?), Tabitha (c1750-?) and Bethal (c1750-?).


BirthABT 1699
Place: Halifax Co., NC
Will7 FEB 1766
Place: Halifax County, North Carolina
Address: WILL BOOK #1, pages 191-192. probated July 1766 HALIFAX COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA
Will - Saxon, Samuel 1766




Note 1

Thanks Ron,   

   my research really stopped at James Saxon 1754-1836.   names said to be his parents and grandparents were included more or less as "family tradition" and I just haven't worked them.    You are first to give me help with them, I do appreciate and will detach them on my master database right now, It will be a few days before I can update the website.

I've had to deal with a lot of this "family tradition" stuff and doesn't surprise me to find still another couple of familys that aren't supported by anything but tradition.    I will go back and be sure that I don't have something,   right now all I see is a reference to   and a note that it looks like a mirrow of some of my data....

When I put the note about Simmons on your page, I meant to point out the Saxon connection to you also, thanks for looking thru and letting me hear about these errors.

On Jun 28, 2010, at 1:19 PM, Ron Head wrote:

Proposed Change: Family: Saxon/Yancey (F034)

Tree: Bowie Simmons


Description: My wife is a SAXON descendant, and I've been researching the family for over forty years. I don't think you'll find much (if any!) contemporary evidence for either of these purported relationships from your genealogical data:

1) Benjamin SAXON was not married to Mary YANCEY

James & Mary Ann Sarah's father, Benjamin SAXON is known to have been married twice, first to a daughter of William GREEN (possibly "Sarah"), who was James SAXON's mother, and later to Elizabeth PERRY (mother of Benjamin Harper SAXON and Mary Ann Sarah [SAXON] ELMORE). Mary YANCEY was thought for years to have been the MOTHER of Benjamin SAXON, based on the will of his father Samuel SAXON (Halifax Co., NC 1766) which listed a surviving wife "Mary," but this Mary has been shown to have been Samuel SAXON's second wife. Benjamin SAXON's mother was likely a YANCEY, and a sister of Archelaus YANCEY, but her name was not Mary.

2) Benjamin SAXON was not a son of Robert SAXON and Judith GRAVES.

I'm not sure where this idea originated, but the evidence indicates that Benjamin was a son of Samuel SAXON (born ca 1699, died 1766 Halifax Co., NC, testate) and his first wife, who was probably a daughter of Charles YANCEY and wife Mary BARTLETT.

Frankly, I've never found much primary evidence that even mentions Robert SAXON and wife Judith GRAVES, and would be most interested in studying anything that you might have!

Best regards,

Ron Head (Montgomery, AL)

Ron Head

User: Limited View (cousin)